Today, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced grant allocations totalling €21 million will be made available to 224 towns and villages across Ireland under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Wexford County Council have revealed that €1.334 million of the available grant funds will be used to revitalise 12 towns and villages in Wexford through an array of community-led projects. Projects that have been approved under the scheme look at the areas of community, tourism, and employment initiatives; measures aimed to make small towns and villages attractive, sustainable places in which to live and work.
The scheme is geared towards catering for towns and villages with a populations of 5,000 people or less, and each County Council can submit up to 12 applications to be considered for funding. Wexford County Council have submitted the maximum number of applications and all have been successfully approved; meaning they have received the highest proportion of funding nationally.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Councillor Keith Doyle, has commended all local community groups and associations across County Wexford, recognising is their continued efforts to improve their local area.